The Reel Buzz: Dwayne Johnson shares first trailer for his sitcom 'Young Rock'


Dwayne Johnson’s origin story is coming to a small screen near you!

The 48-year-old actor shared a trailer on Instagram for “Young Rock” that allows fans to see the former WWE wrestler in a new light.

"Ladies and gents, here's your first look at @nbcyoungrock," the actor and former professional wrestler wrote about the upcoming NBC comedy inspired by and based on his life.

"I really wish my dad was around to see this one. Maaaaan he would've been proud,” he added.

The trailer was released one day after the one-years anniversary of his father, Rocky Johnson’s, death.

The trailer kicks off with clips of his action movies strung together. The theatrical voice over pokes fun of the “full mustache” that Johnson grew out by the age of 15.

During a lighthearted dinner scene, his on-screen father, played by Joseph Lee Anderson, inspires his son by telling him, "when you dream big the sky's the limit,” to which 10-year-old Dwayne, played by Adrian Groulx, orders the “finest tequila.”

When his parents shoot down his mature drink order, he opts for a “vodka martini.”

Dwayne, who has his own tequila brand, joked about the moment in his caption, writing: “And yes, I was clearly kicking puberty’s ass at 15yrs old and becoming a tequila tycoon by the time I was 10 😂🥃”

His mother, Ata Johnson, will be portrayed in the series by Stacey Leilua.

15-year-old Dwayne will be played by Bradley Constant, while the 18-year-old version will be played by Uli Latukefu. Dwayne will also appear as himself.

Ahead of the series premiere on February 16, Dwayne revealed he couldn’t “wait to make you and your families laugh a little and share the life lessons I've learned along the way.”

The day prior, Dwayne paid a heartwarming tribute to his father, who died last January at the age of 75.

"One year ago today on Jan. 15, I lost my dad. My dad died. He passed away suddenly just like that. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him," he said in a video message as he raised a glass of tequila in his honor.

"And this toast is also to all of you out there and your loved ones who are no longer with us."

"Let's live with all we got - all our passion, love, ambition, humor, empathy, humanity...all of it. As the show must go on," he added. "See ya down the road, dad."

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